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cos-mo-post-al-an [koz-muh-postal-en]: adjective/noun
1. a person
who belongs to all the world; not limited to just one part of the world; can make their home anywhere in the world.
2. a person who believes fully that postage stamps and mail connect the world, regardless of where, from or to, they go.
3. the joyful experience of knowing you're a local because your mail made it to its destination

The postage stamp is truly wonderful. It can travel the world, experience the lives of a million different people, go through the doors of strangers; and never once lose sight of where it's headed.
Welcome to the land of cosmopostalan : travel, mail and words. It's a crazy little place in my corner of the woods; wherever that may be!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


As of late, my blogging on Cosmopostalan has been abysmal. I'm sorry. Things have been the busiest this past month, and now it's summer so the traveling begins!

I'm away for a month, so Cosmopostalan will be offline too.
More writing on the flipside, and maybe some announcements!

Thanks for putting up with the stagnancy, reader(s?)!

--Ms. Always Traveling

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mail O' June

I can't get over how much I adore mail.
These past months, while my posting has been HORRENDOUS, I have still managed to find time to write letters to my fab pen pals! Here are only some of the wonderful incoming/outgoings that I have received/sent these past months!

I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful group of buds and pen pals alike who write such beautiful letters and create such beautiful mail art! Always a joy to open the mailbox to letters like these!

A pile of only some of the gorgeous mail art received this month!

Some of the (as always) gorgie mail from pen pal L., in U.S.A.

(And some of the lovely stamps adorning aforementioned envelopes.)

A recent lovely letter from S., in U.S.A.

A fab letter from J., in Australia.

A lovely letter from M., in U.S.A.

A phenomenal, action-packed letter from S., in Australia.

(and the gorgeous "Canberra" stamp--our nation's capital--stamped with her Quorn beauty!)

I can only hope that my outgoing letters bring the recipients as much joy as the ones I receive!

A handdrawn butterfly for my best bud; U.S.A. (and the stamp of which is the second to last in my Lady Bird Challenge stamp collection)

A little red for my cousin; U.S.A.

Some vintage nautical madness for an awesome pen pal; U.S.A.

Some arrows and hearts for my cousin; U.S.A.

A long overdue birthday package for pen pal J in Australia...

...and the vintage hand-finger-pointing decal for the package!

A long overdue letter for S., in Australia...

...and the washi-tape/typewriter decaling...
...and the gorgeous postage stamps (that I am super-duper in love with!! Including Lady Bird Johnson stamp which is the last in my Lady Bird Challenge collection of stamps!)
And a little outgoing orange to dear friend in U.S.A.

And such is the mail! Today, I shall write three more letters and might even post them on here!
I'd love to hear about your mail adventures! Comment below!
Ms. Always Traveling

Monday, June 3, 2013

Where did May go??!

It has been a LONG time since I last posted, aye?
Believe me; the gap in posting was not intentional! This past month has been insanely busy with life going full speed ahead!
As much as I have thought about posting, I haven't really had a whole lot of time to do that!

One of the things that has been PLEASANTLY taking up some of my time is working with first-third graders, teaching them to write letters! I adored it, and I wish the project lasted longer! After three weeks--meeting three times--the kids wrote a total of 42+26+12 letters; EIGHTY LETTERS!
I even received a couple myself!

So here I am. I have a smidge more time under my belt, so I thought that I might do a little mail post. What do you think? Well overdue?!
I'll get right on that! :)

Ms. Always Traveling